"If you missed Senator Holy Joe on CNN yesterday, you missed an amazing interview. John Amato has the vid here and it's a doozy.
Basically, Joe says that Democrats who will turn out for the primary are unrepresentative riff-raff who shouldn't be allowed to decide who the nominee for the Democratic party should be. (Unless, of course, it's him.) He apparently thinks that the "important" voters might not come out in August so it's entirely possible that the person who is chosen could be the wrong sort, chosen by people who really shouldn't be doing the choosing, if you know what I mean."
"When I was covering the war in Iraq, we reporters would sometimes tune to Fox News and watch, mystified, as it purported to describe how Iraqis loved Americans. Such coverage (backed by delusional Journal editorials baffling to anyone who was actually in Iraq) misled conservatives about Iraq from the beginning. In retrospect, the real victims of Fox News weren't the liberals it attacked but the conservatives who believed it."* kleiman:
"Lederman's (Hamdan) analysis suggests that the decision renders unnecessary my repeated suggestions that the entire group of torture-orderers and torture-order-enablers from Bush on down be shipped off to the Hague. If Geneva Common Article 3 is indeed incorporated into our domestic law, then the President and his cronies have conspired to commit war crimes as defined by the United States Code (18 U.S.C. 2441) statute, and could be tried right here at home and sentenced to life imprisonment or death, depending on whether it can be shown that one or more of their victims died."* a little while back, someone in the comments (Don?) pointed to this Rolling Stone interview with Al Gore. I meant to post it but forgot. (there's also a game that you can play and save the world here):
gore: " I believe there is a hunger in the country to be part of a larger vision that changes the way we relate to the environment and the economy. Right now we are borrowing huge amounts of money from China to buy huge amounts of oil from the most unstable region of the world, and to bring it here and burn it in ways that destroy the habitability of the planet. That is nuts! We have to change every aspect of that.there's more, go read. that last statement is very interesting, no? He is basically saying that they LIHOP'd (!) NOLA's destruction so that Halliburton and others could make some reconstruction bucks. And the same for Iraq - a financial interest. I wonder if he's referring to the oil companies, or the defense companies, or the construction companies in particular.
But Bush is insulated -- his staff smiles a lot and only gives him the news that he wants to hear. Unfortunately, they still have this delusion that they create their own reality... And when leaders persist in that error, sooner or later they have a collision with reality, often on a battlefield.
Unfortunately, they've (bush/cheney) got two and a half years left. Two and a half days is too much, in my opinion. I must confess I'm beginning to lose my objectivity with Bush and Cheney. I regret that, but I must be candid with you [laughs].
But here's my point: What they've done with Iraq, what they did with Katrina, is exactly the approach they're taking to global warming. They're ignoring reality, they're twisting and cherry-picking the evidence to create false impressions that serve the interests of a small, powerful group that has a financial interest in the outcome."
(updated for clarity: It's 'Amazing' that Gore actually said it)